Thursday, May 19, 2011

In school? No spud for you

Some uneducated congress critter is putting the fix in against potatoes in school lunches. Like fries with that boys and girls? Sorry but you may be out of luck in the near future if the nutrition police have their way. Hey, weren't these the same clowns who deemed ketchup a veggie some years back? Maybe they were different clowns. So what's the alternative you might inquire? Green leafy veggies and oh yes sweet potatoes are okay at least for now.
A thought did come to me. Rather than turn the schools lawn clippings into mulch or compost why not just add it to the menu? With massive amounts of the green leafy stuff it would effectively kill two birds with one stone. And even better cut food costs for cash strapped school districts.
And just what other starches would they slash if they got the chance? Are bread products next? I can almost see it now. The tray wielding tots facing hair netted lunch ladies slinging ice cream scoops of green stringy grass cooked in a kettle since 4 A.M. Willy did just mow the lawn yesterday so it's fresh grass for everyone. But what to go with this culinary delight? Is drywall edible? If so a little hot water just might make it a dandy substitute for the bread ration. And think of all the debris from all the foreclosed homes that are being demoed that wouldn't hit the land fill.

But back to the potatoes. The potato lobby is not going to stand for this nor the Council or even the kids faced with this option. I'm thinking poor Willy will be carting barrels of the green leafy goo to the dumpster.

What now potato heads?


Randal Graves said...

The rule is, potato to-morrow and potato yesterday - but never potato to-day.

S.W. Anderson said...

I can understand not serving fried potatoes every day, but not eliminating them altogether. And, what in hell do they think is wrong with mashed, boiled and baked potatoes? What idiocy.

You're right about the potato lobby not standing for this, and I'm rooting for them.

If the nutrition police want to carry on about something, they should do it about milk and beef laced with hormones and antibiotics, and fish with worrisome levels of mercury.

As for the lawn clippings, they're full of weed killer and other chemicals.

BBC said...

Spuds are good for you.

The Blog Fodder said...

Potatoes are very healthy. Starch is very healthy part of the diet.

"If the nutrition police want to carry on about something, they should do it about milk and beef laced with hormones and antibiotics"...SW, I suggest you keep your comments to politics which you know something about. And leave the cattle industry alone which you obviously know NOTHING about.

S.W. Anderson said...

Blogger apparently disappeared another comment, I'm guessing because I put two links in it responding to Blog Fodder's comment. I'm not going to go back and do it over again. is available at no charge — and not quite worth what it costs.

The Blog Fodder said...

SW, sorry. I was in a bad mood. Too many idiots attacking the beef and dairy industry based in lies and misinformation.